When was the last time you woke up and had time to make a well-balanced breakfast nutritious enough to provide your body with enough energy to last until lunchtime?
Most of us can barely roll out of bed, let alone have time to make a breakfast that includes the nutrients necessary for a sensible diet. Lets face it, living in a busy city can take a toll on our mental and physical health, thus creating a stressful environment for our mind and bodies to strive in. We are constantly on the go, focusing on work and school, but forgetting that health is the most important aspect in our hectic lives.
Fortunately, we have found a suitable solution that will give you that extra boost needed to survive a San Francisco work week.
San Francisco is well equipped with fresh and local juice shops, varying from different flavors and prices to fit your exact needs.
Joe & The Juice
Joe & The Juice is another incredible location that serves all kinds of pick me up juices, shakes, and shots. The most popular morning drinks here are the handcrafted shots that come as Electro Shot (fennel, apple), Beta Shot (broccoli, apple), Ignition Shot (beetroot, apple) and Ginger Shot (ginger, apple). As for the juices, Hangover Heaven (apple, elderflower and mint) is a Saturday morning favorite that works wonders after a long night out. For all of you coffee lovers, Joe’s offers a Coffee Shake, which is infused with espresso shot and vanilla milk. This delicious shake is exactly what Beyoncè would be if she was a cup of coffee. You can also skip the wait and order these delicious drinks straight through your phone by downloading the JOE app. // 525 Market Street, FiDi, joejuice.com
Happy Moose Juice
Happy Moose Juice is crafted with love and care, exactly how juice should be. But seriously, these guys are the bomb! Not only do they produce fresh, raw cold pressed juice, but also carry it in glass bottles. San Francisco natives love things in glass bottles, yes, but this ensures optimal taste, quality and freshness. The neatest thing about Happy Moon Juice is that they use nut milk instead of real milk in their drinks, so all you vegans out there are safe to try the Moon Milk drink, which includes raw hemp hearts, coconut water, blue green algae, vanilla bean, sea salt and chia seeds, all concocted for a tasty afternoon sip. If you’re looking for a more composed and cleansing juice, try the Pacific Sunrise, which includes nothing but grapefruit, red apple and fennel. For those extremely busy or (lazy) individuals, you can order online and have the juice delivered right to your doorstep. How awesome is that?! Also, don’t forget to recycle your glass bottles. // 842 Valencia St, Mission, happymoosejuice.com
Dolores Park is great for hot summer days, but if you’re looking for refreshments near the park look no further than BebeBar. This hidden gem holds a beautiful authentic juice bar full of Brazilian inspired blends and smoothies. Fan favorites include the Flavio, which is a combination of celery, spinach, apple and ginger. If you’re looking for a spicy kick for your taste buds try the Ambar, which contains red bell pepper, English cucumber, carrot, and cayenne. Don’t forget to ask about the freshly made juice shots, they are just as delicious as they are nutritious! // 3809 18th St, Castro, bebebar.com
Native Juice Co.
What makes Native Juice Co. stand out is their mission to source ingredients from local farms and purveyors – one of the qualities that Bay Area cuisine is famous for. And what’s more is their cheeky names for their juices and smoothies – such as the Kale in Comparison (kale, cucumber, apple, fennel, and mint), or if you’re not feeling juice – the Matcha.com (spinach, matcha, mint, banana, dates, and coconut water). // 168 Sutter Street, FiDi, nativejuiceco.com
This women-founded company has shops all over the Bay Area, with juice cleanses and meal plans to help you get your health back on track if it fell off the wayside during Pride weekend, for instance (one too many Tecates in Dolores Park, maybe?). Maybe their After Party juice will do the detoxifying trick, with lemon, apple, beet, carrot, and ginger to help make you feel normal again. // 450 Hayes Street, Hayes Valley, urbanremedy.com
When you’re hitting up the Saturday farmer’s market at the Ferry Building, or just cruising through for some samples, don’t miss Sōw Juice at the north end of the building. Or, if your Saturday is really just Netflix and chill...Postmates can deliver Sōw juice straight to your door! One of the latest seasonal offerings is the Hummingbird (orange, strawberry, kumquat, and lemon), bound to give you energy all day. // 1 Ferry Building, Embarcadero, sowsf.com
Can Can Cleanse
Fresh juices, creamy almond mylks, and curated cleanses are all what Can Can Cleanse is about (you may have caught them at West Coast Craft!). In fact, their summer cleanse offerings debut this week! This summer, balance out the booze with some detoxifying beverages, like the classic Green Juice: with the unexpected addition of broccoli and cabbage, your liver will thank you. // Walk-in shop at 2864 California Street at Broderick, FiDi, cancancleanse.com
Yup, you read that title right. This stuff is the ugliest juice around. But that’s what makes it awesome (and funny): the Ugly Juice team are on a mission to use produce that is otherwise deemed “unfit” or “ugly” for traditional grocery stores, and turn them into juices just as tasty as the Pressed Juicery bottle in your hand. One of them, the Ginger Popeye Shot (spinach, milk thistle, lemon, ginger, and turmeric) will give you that bolt of energy when 3pm hits. Since Ugly Juice works with local farms and distributors that donate the most seasonal produce to them, don’t be surprised if you get some unexpected flavor combos – but that makes it all the more exciting! // Get juice cleanses and packages delivered straight to your home or office here.
Living Greens has an array of organic juice options for your every craving, from immune fighting juices with root veggies to the cleansing Nectar Noir (activated charcoal, cucumber, kale, spinach, apple, and lemon), so you’re sure to find a juice combo that works for you. Or, sometimes you just need something like the Coffee Bliss (with Sightglass cold brew!) to get you through Wednesday. Because Wednesday. // Bush Street & Trinity Plaza, FiDi, livinggreensjuice.com
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